Still wondering where the Baton Rouge coin was found. If anyone has any info please let me know.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:11 pm
Coin in Louisiana I was curious. . . has anyone found out where the coin in Baton Rouge was hidden.
. . . sniffle I JUST NEED SOME CLOSURE
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:18 pm
Baton Rouge coin Ashley,
did you have a guess about where the coin was in BR
I thought it was in Highland Rd Park
under one of the bridges . . . what do you come up with
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:21 pm
Re: Atlanta Coin Details about the Atlanta find
yes, please give the details on the Atlanta coin!!!!!
So, I stayed up Monday night and waited for the 29th clue. I got the clue at 3am, and I immediately knew the small park where the Atlanta coin was hidden. I had searched the park at noon Monday, but didn't find the coin. My wife was scared for me to go there alone, because it’s probably the biggest homeless area of the city. She told me to take a baseball bat. I took cash instead.
I was there at 3:45am, and the first thing I saw was an ambulance, a fire truck, and a guy lying in the middle of the road handcuffed. My first thought was, “They’ve killed the guy that found the coin.” As I was trying to find a place to park, I was approached by three scary men. They chased my car around the block until I just decided to pull up next to the ambulance for safety. If I had tried to legally park, I would've surely been mugged... my life taken, and my car stolen... because the nearest lot was a few blocks away down a long dark street. So I negotiated a price with one of the homeless guys at my window to keep me safe while I went to the park. "Lamont", my new escort, took me across the street and into the park.
I asked Lamont what had happened with the hand-cuffed guy laying in the road. Lamont said, "When you live on the street, some things - even when you know them - you don't tell." Wow. A powerful message.
While I was doing all this, a white minivan pulled up and two 20-something guys hopped out while another waited in the get-away car. The two of them saw me and told whoever was on the cell phone, "There's already someone here." I went directly to the place where I thought the coin might be (based on my search earlier in the day). It wasn’t there. The other two guys walked past me to the close end of the park (near the ambulance). I didn’t see them pick up the coin, but they both immediately sprinted back to their van. Rats! Two minutes too late. If I hadn’t been in fear of losing my life, I would’ve had the coin.
I got out of there before the guy lying in the road, and it only cost me $10. A bargain.
By the way, I'm sure Lamont was the one who told the previous poster that the coin had already been found. I told him the whole story. He was very disappointed to hear that someone had just walked away with $10,000 that was hidden "in my park".
The coin was hidden in a small park at the corner of Auburn Ave and Fort Street, next to the I-75/85 overpass. If you know Atlanta, you know this is a scary place - even in the day time. I don't know the name of the park, because the sign was missing. The sign posts are there, but the 2'x4' panel that contains the park name had been stolen. Obviously, someone was using it for a blanket, or something. In the little urban park, there's a curved architectural stone wall that leads to a small, circular fountain. 20 feet from the fountain is the MLK face sculpture without the eyes (from the clue: "the famous man with something mssng"). The coin was hidden somewhere near the fountain or the sculpture. It wasn't there at noon on Monday, so it was placed within the 12 hours prior to the 29th clue.
Anyway, I guess the moral of the story is: Bring a friend and a get-away car, even if you have to split the profits.
By the way, I think this was a great promotional event by Dr Pepper. I really look forward to the next one. And I really hope that the next company won't be deterred by some of the negative comments on this board. This was fun stuff.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:12 pm
NEW YORK COIN any one know the exact location of the NYC coin in Central Park? Any one know the exact location of the NYC coin in Central Park?
Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:41 pm
Joined: 21 Feb 2007 Posts: 2
New York coin. I am fairly certain that the coin was placed around or under a bench behind the Hans Christian Andersen statue in Central Park at 74th Street (East side).
I don't know exactly when the coin was placed there, but I think it was on or before Tuesday, February 20. I know this from speaking to others that I met at the statue on Wednesday, February 21. One of those people said they saw a note in the snow saying "I go it" on Tuesday.
Here is a link to a good picture of the statue:
Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:49 pm
Another Clue Mistake, Tampa #20 I don't have the clues direct from the web site, but it looks like I've found another clue mistake. Tampa #20:
Here's a puzzle for you to devour, find your way north of A Blob Highly Sou.
Anagram for "Hillsborough Bay", but they left out the "r".
Can someone confirm the text of the clue?
Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:26 am
Atlanta I was in Atlanta on Feb 10 looking for the coin in the MLK park I had no idea the coins were not in place yet. The clues in Atlanta gave little hints all through out pointing to MLK. Knew it early
Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:16 am
baton rouge coin I TOO WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE THE BATON ROUGE COIN WAS FOUND----BECAUSE I WAS OUT THERE AT 2:30 THE MORNING OF THE LAST CLUE---I WAS THE GUY ON TH BIKE---IN THE RAIN---AND RUNNING AROUND LIKE A FOOL---IF ANYONE KNOW FOR SURE, POST IT HERE
Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:52 am
Joined: 24 Feb 2007 Posts: 1
KC Coin Can someone please tell me how the coin was placed at the scout statue if clue #21 (The southernmost border of your search will be three powers of three, cumulatively.) is 27th Street. When you look at the map 27th would cut across the park right at the pavilion and the statue is south of there.
From the sounds of the other parks, I feel lucky Penn Valley was so quite, no homeless people, just the poor WWI memorial security guard chasing everyone off their side of the park.
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:28 am
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Boston.com - Dr Pepper apologizes for placing coin near crypt
Timothy L. Sullivan, a Walpole private investigator working for Promotion Watch, walked past the Franklin family obelisk and stopped in front of the marker for Crypt 96 embedded in the red brick wall on the right side of the graveyard. Lying on the ground was a black leather pouch holding the palm-sized, brass-toned coin.
Sullivan said he first tried to "seed" the coin on Monday, only to discover the gate padlocked. He returned on Tuesday around 10:30 a.m., when the cemetery was briefly open to the public, and pretended to take photographs as he bent down and stuffed the bag under the stone in front of the 1810 crypt for Edward and William Reynolds.
Sullivan told city officials that both he and Promotion Watch had objected to the graveyard being used, but that their suggestion was ignored by Circle One. Mary Broaddus, a spokeswoman for Promotion Watch's corporate parent, also issued an apology. Circle One partner Mark Szuchman referred all questions to Dr Pepper, where Artkop [spokesman for Cadbury Schweppes PLC, the British-based food and beverage giant that owns the Dr Pepper brand] said his company was ultimately responsible.
So Dr.Pepper is taking the blame, even though it was based on Circle One's bad recommendations. Good on Dr.P, unfortunately they'll be reaping the consequences most likely, as there will be a hearing including both Dr.Pepper and the Cartoon Network (related to the Aqua Teen Hunger Force issue)
But the best ending:
Sullivan left the graveyard with the coin. But Hines said a Cadbury Schweppes official later promised to send the coin back to the city, once it is processed to complete the contest. Said Hines: "Maybe we will start a memorabilia collection of things that have happened in Boston this year with ad marketing firms."
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Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:16 am
Joined: 17 Feb 2007 Posts: 91
Well, guess this is over... the Graveyard wins the prize...
Cadbury Apologizes to Boston After Graveyard Stunt, Globe Says
By Chris Staiti
Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Cadbury Schweppes Plc, the British chocolate and beverage maker, apologized to the city of Boston after a marketing stunt forced the closure of the historic Old Granary Burial Ground, the Boston Globe said, citing the company.
The 347-year-old graveyard was shut last week after Cadbury's Dr Pepper unit hid a gold coin there as part of a 23- city treasure hunt promotion, the newspaper said on its Web site. People flocked to the cemetery to retrieve the coin, prompting concern graves would be desecrated in the search, the Globe said.
The Old Granary is the final resting place of American Revolutionary patriots Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and John Hancock, as well as about 5,000 other people.
Cadbury Schweppes apologized to the city yesterday and donated the $10,000 prize to the graveyard for ``its time and trouble,'' the Boston Globe said. The company will also pay the city $500 for a police team called to guard the cemetery, according to the newspaper.
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:24 am
boston coin Actually, they are also holding a drawing this week for the Boston area coin's prize, for all people who had the 30 clues by the 21st.
I just missed the coin. I and two other treasure hunters even joked that the guy taking pictures might actually be the dropper, but he looked legit. With the ice, the cemetery was so eerie and beautiful that it seemed like the perfect photo op, and he had some high powered lenses that looked professional. I searched for about an hour after he left, but I never did find it, obviously. If I had, the whole fiasco might still not have been avoided, as a mob of people would still have tried to get in the next day.
Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:30 pm
Joined: 22 Jun 2006 Posts: 2
Tampa Clues Help with a couple questionable clues The blob clue I thought was OK, to satisfy the Hillsborough Bay clue, you just " devou---'r'" the "r". But what about the wrongly named road; the only wrongly named road I knew was the crosstown expressway which was wrongly named on many maps with the incorrect highway designation number, but the coin was north not south of it. Also, there were so many CSX tracks and the clue said the coin was south of the tracks, the closest tracks to the coin was just 100 feet north of the tracks, not south. Of course I am assuming the coin was in the fountain in front of the Columbia restaurant, which may be incorrect.
Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:48 am
BATON ROUGE COIN <<gordonmfi>>
Where were you looking at, I looked at highland rd park but i was prolly too late or maybe even at the wrong place
but i havent heard anybody say anything about who or where it was found not even the local news
also i was wondering the clue that stated "south of the banks of The Crowds Knee" what yall came up with. . .
judging by the tampa clue above i am thinking it is a jumbled location but not sure what
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:23 pm
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